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A new Human Rights Watch report featuring interviews with women captured by Boko Haram details the alleged atrocities committed by the Nigerian terrorist group.
Villagers, journalists and a bishop in northern Nigeria’s Adamawa state say dozens more women and girls have been abducted by militants. The incident is similar to the kidnapping of over 200 schoolgirls from Chibok in April.
Also true: No one knows exactly how many there are. Why is it so hard to count in a public health crisis? Jina Moore reports for BuzzFeed News from Monrovia.
A judge ruled that the person who brought the challenge couldn’t sue because he is straight and not directly harmed by it, the plaintiff’s attorney told BuzzFeed News.
The World Health Organization has declared the country free of the highly contagious virus after six weeks with no new infections.
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Nigerian officials reportedly reached a cease-fire with the insurgent group. The agreement would reportedly allow for the release of 219 girls that the group abducted earlier this year — but some experts cautioned that the government’s claims could be politically motivated.
Humanitarian organizations and the parents of the kidnapped girls are calling on the Nigerian government to do more. President Obama has ordered the U.S. to do “everything it can to help the Nigerian government find and free the abducted girls.”
The World Health Organization said Tuesday that the Ebola outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal could soon be over. But the organization presented a dire forecast for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. At least 4,447 have died of the virus.
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Updating: At least 4,951 people have died from an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, according to the World Health Organization.
Samuel Fosso discovered the art of photography in the Central African Republic in the ‘70s after fleeing war-torn Nigeria as a child. Decades later, his work had to be rescued as conflict tore apart his adopted home.
Whisper users in four West African countries hit by the Ebola outbreak shared their everyday thoughts and fears on the anonymous sharing app. So far, more than 2,800 people have been killed by the virus.
Initially, multiple government sources said the $22-million, 25-bed facility announced by the Pentagon on Monday was intended for foreign healthcare workers.
The kidnapping comes months after the group kidnapped more than 300 schoolgirls, most of whom remain missing.
The patient recently traveled to Nigeria, the latest country hit by the ongoing Ebola epidemic. Overall, there have been 13 cases of Ebola in Nigeria, including two deaths.
The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak in west Africa an international public health emergency that requires an extraordinary response. More than 1,700 people in West Africa are infected with the virus.
“If you think the law is unconstitutional, you have the right to go to court,” the activist says President Goodluck Jonathan told him.
But national and international health groups are now stepping things up.
The deadly virus was brought to the country two weeks ago by a Liberian traveler. Health officials say three more people may yet test positive.
The ongoing Ebola epidemic in west Africa had killed 729 people as of the end of July.
It is the fourth time this week that a female suicide bomber carried out an attack in the northern city of Kano.
A Liberian government employee on his way to a conference became the first Ebola death in Nigeria. But a specialist unit in Monrovia is ill-prepared to respond to the number of patients.
Doctors say the medical response to Nigeria’s first Ebola case has been swift. But deaths are still mounting in three West African nations.
The deadly disease has spread to at least three major West African urban centers. The World Health Organization reports at least 660 have died from the disease since February.
Terrorist group Boko Haram is suspected.
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Sources said about 63 women abducted by suspected Boko Haram militants in northeast Nigeria last month escaped while their captors were away fighting Friday.